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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gould want to find in science that will support the idea that biological determinism is a result of social prejudice?
(a) Bad data systems
(b) Faulty logic
(c) Cultural influences
(d) Errors in correlation

2. Which view was based on the idea that inferior races can not be linked to the whites because they started from a separate group of DNA and people?
(a) Recapitulation
(b) Racial ranking
(c) Monogenism
(d) Polygenism

3. If inferiority is cultural, then it can be changed by __________ factors
(a) biological
(b) educational
(c) governmental
(d) environmental

4. In America, the theory of polygeny was supported by Louis __________.
(a) Agassi
(b) Smith
(c) Hume
(d) Agassiz

5. Who was the skull collector that had more than one thousand different skulls?
(a) Stephen Gould
(b) Benjamin Franklin
(c) Louis
(d) Samuel Morton

6. What does Socrates feel will happen when all people are intelligent?
(a) Society will become enlightened.
(b) Society will become revolutionary.
(c) Society will remain stable.
(d) Society will stop changing.

7. Which was the top-ranked race in practitioners of racial ranking?
(a) Indians
(b) Whites
(c) Blacks
(d) Chinese

8. Franklin P. Mall __________ and __________ Bean's work.
(a) repeated, agreed with
(b) repeated, refuted
(c) understood, appreciated
(d) idolized, copied

9. Gould calls biological determinism a theory of _____________ that has had a profound effect on many people.
(a) society
(b) limits
(c) prejudice
(d) races

10. Experts claimed it was no good to __________ blacks.
(a) study
(b) educate
(c) listen to
(d) understand

11. The answer to #48 said that humans were distinguished from _________ by the human's ability to improve himself.
(a) slaves
(b) blacks
(c) animals
(d) savages

12. What did Gould see Broca had formed before he ever started his research?
(a) Conclusions
(b) Data
(c) Mistakes
(d) Book

13. Gould wants to know if science added the ___________ data, or......
(a) reliable
(b) partial
(c) total
(d) legitimate

14. The answer to #48 also said that adult blacks were like _______________.
(a) white adolescents
(b) black children
(c) white children
(d) monkeys

15. Gould does not view the studies he will cover as _______ scientific practices.
(a) silly
(b) bad
(c) simplistic
(d) out of date

Short Answer Questions

1. It is logical to assume that mentality and ____________ are located in the brain.

2. What is the one category to which Socrates does NOT say people belong?

3. Which race was ranked last in the eyes of the practitioners of racial ranking?

4. "We now encounter the second ____________ - ranking..."

5. Gould wants to reexamine the existing __________ for craniometry and intelligence testing.

(see the answer keys)

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